Kendrick Meek Stands Up For Cubans
Here's what Rep. Meek had to say about the lifting of limits on remittances to Cuba:
free-flowing remittances would amount to ``further propping up a regime that suppresses human rights, freedoms and personal mobility. . . . To have remittances meant for family members in Cuba siphoned off by the regime in Havana would be a deep insult to Cuban Americans everywhere.''Right on. The travel part of the restrictions being lifted doesn't bother me nearly as much as the remittances for two reasons: one which Meek mentions above (the 20% "tax"), and the other being that a large portion of the Cuban population that doesn't have relatives in Cuba get even more screwed.